I was out on my first real trail building day today. It was kick-ass! I was an assistant Crew Leader, and basically just watched and tried to learn something while doing the digging. We worked on a spur trail that is going to be part of an existing trail system, cutting a full bench through the woods.
The trail is a rolling contour trail, right out of the IMBA guidebook. We used some natural choke points to keep the speeds reasonable, and to add a little technical difficulty. We only got done about 50m, but it was looking pretty sweet. I wonder if I can just quit my job and build trail for the rest of my life?